Thailand

Anti-Islam extremist monk forced to disrobe

Extremist anti-Islam monk Phra Apichart Punnajanto, who last month posted online videos that harshly condemn Islam, was forced to disrobe on …

South-east Asia

Thai activists ordered to pay $16 million for occupying airports

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thirteen activists were ordered to pay a total of $16 million in compensation on Thursday for shutting down Bangkok's two main international airports during protests in 2008.<p>Thailand's Supreme Court told the leading members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) to pay the …

World News

Thai government takes action against monk over anti-Muslim views

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai government said on Thursday it plans to take legal action against a radical Buddhist monk detained by police for posting anti-Islamic views on social media, and posing a threat to national security.<p>Phra Maha Aphichat Punnajanto is based at a temple in Bangkok, but …

World News

Rabbis lead Jewish heritage tour to Southeast Asia's synagogues

Observe the Shabbat and discover the Jewish history and traditions of Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam on a 15-day tour escorted by two rabbis.<p>Highlights include dinner and services at Singapore’s historic Magen Aboth Synagogue; Shabbat at Myanmar’s Musmeah Synagogue, home to more than 120 …

News

N.Y.C. Now Casting: Earn $1,500 and Fly to Thailand for a Commercial + More

Pack your bags and set your sights high for today’s New York casting opportunities! There are multiple principal and background roles for an upcoming …

South-east Asia

What’s in the New Russia-Thailand Military Pact?

Last week, reports surfaced that Russia and Thailand had inked an agreement to boost military technology cooperation between them. Though no further …

Russia

The 9 Best Places to Visit Outside Bangkok

01 of 09<p>The Ancient City in Samut Prakan<p>The easiest, nearest option on this list of Bangkok day trips definitely doesn’t require an overnight stay. …

Asia Travel

15 Bangkok street foods to try

A trip to Thailand’s non-stop capital, Bangkok, isn’t complete until you’ve followed your stomach through the city's street food scene<p>Street food in …

South-east Asia

Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk

Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam.<p>Police Col. Dusit Promsin in the southern …

Business

How to See Thailand in a Month

A month in Thailand gives visitors the luxury of stretching out for a while and exploring lesser-known attractions alongside the big hitters. The …

Travel

Hua Mak traffic police being investigated for extortion

An investigation is being launched into alleged extortion by traffic police at Hua Mak in Bangkok after a traffic volunteer was arrested for …

Corruption

Fat: the more you eat, the better - The Nation

Here are three reasons why:<p>1. Know which fats are good.<p>Monounsaturated fat (MUFA), polyunsaturated fat (PUFA), are “good fats” that are widely …

Nutrition

SET opens up 0.58 to 1,673.17

Thai stocks opened up 0.03% at the start of trade this morning.<p>The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index opened at 1,673.17 points, up 0.58 points …

Stock Markets

Where to Eat in Bangkok Right Now

Earlier this year the Bangkok municipal government announced that it wanted to regulate and restrict the sale of street food in the Thai capital. Patrons and vendors had an epic collective freakout and the plan was put on pause, which means you can still get your hot, sour, salty, sweet fix while …

Travel

14 Things to do in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai, Thailand is often toured as part of a day trip to Northern Thailand from the more popular city of Chiang Mai. The ‘Golden Triangle’ tour, …

South-east Asia

Karrueche Tran My Thong Th-Thong Thong Thong ... Perfect Dinner Attire!!!

<b>Karrueche Tran</b> really put her ass on the line for dinner at Catch.<p>Karrueche strolled into the WeHo hot spot wearing completely sheer pants with just …

South-east Asia

Thailand prepares for late king's funeral this October

This October sees the funeral take place of late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, an event which will bring Bangkok to a standstill.<p>A bed of flowers from mourners is seen by a portrait of the late King on October 22, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Image by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images<p>The king was …

Travel

In Bangkok – “No Speak Your Language, Speak Thai or Die!”

It is hard to calculate the cost of the stubborn refusal of the Thai population to learn foreign languages. Some daring estimates, however, calculate …

South-east Asia

Much Doo-Doo About Nothing: A Thai Bathroom Emergency

<i>“Lemonade” is a series by Brandon Schultz chronicling his misadventures abroad, and how he turns his lemons into lemonade. Read the rest here.</i><p>We had …

Chiang Mai

Review: Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa

Name: Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa<p>Related: Phuket<p>Location: Thailand<p>The Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa offers fabulous …

South-east Asia

Australian woman dies on holiday in Thailand

Barbara Fistrovic, 65, and her husband Ivan, 75, were swimming in dangerous surf conditions at Kamala Beach on Phuket’s west coast on Sunday …

Australian News

Thailand approves law to speed up $45-billion development plan

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a measure to accelerate a $45-billion plan to develop the industrial east and attract foreign investors, as the ruling junta seeks to boost long-term economic growth, a government official said.<p>Growth in Southeast Asia's second largest …

Business

Could the White Truffles in Your Next Gourmet Meal Come From Thailand?

A post shared by Daniel Humm (@danielhumm) on Nov 17, 2015 at 12:36pm PST<p>The tubers are famously tough to commercially cultivate. They grow where …

Culture

Thai Street Food Sets Up on 30th Street

SOI 30th is a tasty addition to North Park<p>Friends of Eater and the tipline have been asking us to check out SOI 30th, which recently opened in North Park in the space last held by Amorcito Corazon Mexican Bistro. The friendly new restaurant is virtually a one-woman show for chef/owner <b>Osanai …

San Diego

Prawit shrugs off persistent rumours of secret Thaksin deal

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's trip to London last week has sparked speculation he may have secretly met ousted prime minister Thaksin …

Yingluck Shinawatra

Line Mobile launches without MVNO licence

Line Mobile Thailand's Ms Aroonrath (left) with Ms Pavarisa at the official launch of Line Mobile.<p>DTAC TriNet Network (DTN), a subsidiary of Total …

Mobile

4 Days 3 Nights Bangkok Shopping Itinerary 2017

<b>4 Days 3 Nights Bangkok Shopping Itinerary 2017</b><p>This is the new Bangkok shopping itinerary we promised and it will be different than the old ones we …

South-east Asia

Top 5 things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos

In between Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is lesser-known and lesser-discovered, but no less interesting than its pair of famous neighbours. As a long …

Vietnam

China’s JD.com announces $500M e-commerce and fintech joint ventures in Thailand

Roll up, roll up… there’s another e-commerce mega deal in Southeast Asia courtesy of a Chinese investor.<p>Following on from Alibaba’s $1 billion deal with Lazada and a $1.1 billion round in Tokopedia led by Alibaba, rival Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com has announced a $500 million investment that …

eCommerce

Thai army under fire for $10 million faulty blimp

Thailand's army came under fire Monday for its $10 million purchase of a faulty blimp that was finally dumped after eight hapless years, the latest …

War